Presbyterians Help Afghan Refugees in Virginia

In July and August, following the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, more than 124,000 Afghan refugees were evacuated to the United States. Through Operation Allies Refuge, the U.S. military is coordinating care until the refugees can be resettled into more permanent accommodations. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and faith communities also are coming to the

Worshiping Community Becomes a Church

Trinity Ghanaian Presbyterian Fellowship has organized as Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, after 12 years as a worshiping community. The process was approved October 16 at the 109th presbytery meeting, with some of the church’s 40 members participating. Holy Trinity Church members gathered in 2017 for an outdoor worship at Camp Hanover. “We thank the leadership

Prepare Now for Earth Care Certification in 2022

Is your church active in earth care or interested in becoming more involved in being stewards of God’s earth? Become certified as a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation by taking the “Earth Care Pledge.” Check off activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities, and outreach that you’re already doing. Then submit your application

Presbyterian and Lutheran Congregations Share Faith and Space

Two local congregations, from different denominations, now have one address in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church and Living Water Lutheran Church have begun a partnership that allows the Lutheran congregation to use space in and operate from the Presbyterian facility. The Lutheran congregation is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in

Highlights from the 109th Meeting

The 109th stated meeting of the Presbytery of the James was held virtually on October 16, 2021. Some of the leaders were graciously welcomed to Westminster Church, Richmond. Ginter Park Church served as a second site where leaders hosted portions of the meeting. Ruling Elder Dan Jordanger, vice moderator from Providence Gum Spring, called the